44' DeFever 1985



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44' DeFever 1985 SLOW FLIGHT


44 DeFever "SLOW FLIGHT" features a masterfully designed Transom Platform reviewed and endorsed by Mr.DeFever.

She is outfitted for extended cruising.

Seller has owned for nine years and has operated and maintained the vessel in a manner one might expect an aircraft mechanic and pilot would be inclined to carry out.

Stabilized,water maker,two generators (one new 2018),Lehman power....more.
See "Full Specs" and photos,which are recent and a true depiction of a nice,straightforward 44 DeFever.

She is convenient to see,handy to the Interstates in Jacksonville,berthed inland Jacksonville on the Ortega River,covered concrete slip.

Another tribute to Naval Architect Arthur DeFever,the 44 is incredibly roomy,large for a '44' footer,heavily built,storage everywhere you look.
Flush deck design,large covered aft deck,huge fly bridge deck,galley with extensive storage up and unobtrusive,thoughtfully positioned aft to port,easily accessed,spacious engine room with near stand up headroom.







44 Custom Transom

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



14' 9"

Engine Details:

Lehman Six Cylinder

Engine 1:

1985 6322.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine 2:

1985 6322.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

900 GAL

Water Capacity:

360 GAL


Lehman 135 HP operated and serviced according to American Diesel recommendations and personal consult

Fuel polishing and transfer system

Lube oil change system

100 Amp Bomar Alternators

Borg Warner Velvet Drive Transmissions-rebuilt 2014

Motor mounts renewed

Heat exchangers serviced

Exhaust hoses replaced-2017

Racor fuel filters

Glendinning Sychronizer

Phasor 6.5KW/Kubota 3 cylinder-2018

Kohler 12.5 KW/Perkins 4-108

Lube oil change system connected to generators

(6) 8D AGM batteries for start and house systems

Magna MS2812 Pure Sine inverter/charger
Prosine 1000 Inverter
Xantrex True Charge 40 battery charger
Magna remote control/monitor system
Magna 2812-house bank;powers all,including refrigeration
Prosine 1000- powers refrigeration underway or at anchor

Naiad Model 173

Seals replaced within past two years

General service,hoses renewed,spare hoses on hand

Village Marine Water maker

VHF #1 Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS

VHF #2  Raytheon Ray 40

SSB  Icom IC-710   Reconditioned 2017

Chart Plotter Garmin GPS Map 840XS

Chart Plotter Furuno GP 31

Radar  Furuno 36 Mile open array factory rebuilt 2016

Radar  Garmin GMR 18X HD- plotter overlay

Depth Sounder  Garmin

Depth Sounder  Standard Horizon

Auto Pilot  Robertson AP200 DL  Garmin Interface

Intellian 2000 Satellite Antenna

Dish Satellite Antenna

Samsung 42 inch Smart TV

Samsung 20 inch TV

Sony DVD Player

Pioneer CD

Pioneer Radio

Pioneer Receiver/CD with XM Satellite Radio

Island Time WIFI Booster,Antenna,Router

Underwater Lights

Refrigeration  Nautic Cold model NK050AW holding plate with separate freezer
Compressor new 

Stove  Galley Maid 120 volt electric


Ice maker,aft deck


Grill,aft deck

Raritan electric heads,Electro Scan MSD in Master

Head Holding Tank  40 gallon tank,OB discharge/Y valve

(3) Cruiseaire units- 40,000 BTU total

2005 12' AB RIB rebuilt 2016 with military grade hypolon and dual rub rails,15 hp two stroke with alternator for battery,running lights.bilge pump.
Custom dinghy support 

Dinghy Davit

250 Honda Nighthawk with backrest,luggage rack,custom lift bar for davit lift,storage support port side fly bridge


Full bridge enclosure with Stamoid vinyl (top is white for heat control),stratoglass windows new 2017

Custom aft deck awning,Stamoid material

Aft deck sun screens 2017

Underwater Lights

Plow Anchor,Pulpit,heavy duty roller

Spare anchor

Fiberglass decks side and forward 
Teak decks at covered aft deck

Shaft logs relocated/cutlass bearings/updated shaft connectors

Sea Chest Modification- factory design was too low to allow for access-simple mod to top plate allows access without water geyser flood

Designed and installed by current owner
Reviewed and approved by Mr. DeFever
Schedule 80 high wall tube,custom transom brackets
Note removable aft pipe rails,multi step boarding/dive ladder


Vessel to deliver as found,including fishing rods,scuba gear etc

Extensive inventory of pumps,hoses,belts,hoses,engine starter and alternator,spare props


Garmin Inreach satellite distress and test with follow me locator

Switlk four person rescue pod- note out of date/"as is" as far as certification

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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